Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

Program Director: Andrew Quicksall, Ph.D.

The M.S. in Environmental Science emphasizes the fundamental science and regulatory framework of the environmental field, while broadly addressing analysis and design of both technological and management-oriented solutions to environmental problems. A minimum of 30 term-credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree is required. For full-time graduate students, six credit hours may involve research and completion of a master's thesis, with approval from the student's adviser, with an additional 24 credit hours of course work. The program also has the flexibility to meet the needs of part-time students, already working in industry, who typically take the non-thesis route requiring 30 credit hours of course work. All environmental graduate courses are offered with evening class times and via distance education to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in one of the quantitative sciences or mathematics, or in one of the engineering disciplines.
  • G.P.A. of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • A minimum of one year of college-level calculus. An additional half-year of differential equations is desirable.
  • A minimum of one year of college-level chemistry. An additional half-year of organic chemistry is desirable.
  • Satisfy Lyle School of Engineering GRE score guidelines.

Degree Requirements

30 term-credit hours, with a minimum graduate G.P.A. of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Additional articulation courses may be required for students without an environmental, or closely related quantitative science or engineering, undergraduate degree.

Degree Plan

Recommended Degree Plan (PDF

Core Courses (15 Term-credit Hours)

CEE 7312 Risk Assessment and Health Effects
CEE 7313 Environmental Chemistry and Biology
CEE 7322 Biological Waste Treatment
CEE 7331 Air Pollution Management and Engineering
CEE 7354 Environmental Engineering Principles and Processes

Group I Specialization Electives (9 Term-credit Hours)

CEE 7321 Physical and Chemical Waste Treatment
CEE 7325 Disaster Management
CEE 7332 Groundwater Hydrology and Contamination
CEE 7334 Fate and Transport of Contaminants
CEE 7335 Aerosol Mechanics
CEE 7370 (STAT 5340) Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
ME 7336 Intermediate Fluid Dynamics

Group II Breadth Electives (6 Term-credit Hours)

CEE 7(0,1,2,3,6)96 Thesis 
CEE 7311 Environmental and Hazardous Waste Laws
CEE 7314 Environmental Regulations and Compliance
CEE 7315 Integrated Wasted Management
CEE 7323 Project Management
CEE 7350 Introduction to Environmental Management Systems
CEE 7351 Introduction to Environmental Toxicology
CEE 7352 Management of Radioactive Hazard
CEE 7353 Environmental Epidemiology
EMIS 8360 Operations Research Models
EMIS 8361 Engineering Economics and Decision Analysis
EMIS 8362 Engineering Accounting
EMIS 8363 Engineering Finance
EMIS 8364 Engineering Management
EMIS 8378 Optimization Models for Decision Support

MS | Environmental Engineering Flyer (pdf)